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updated Fri. March 15, 2019

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“U.S. Highway 101 is closed near the Salmon Creek Bridge in southern Humboldt County due to a fatal collision,” Caltrans District 1 posted on Facebook on Friday afternoon. “Traffic is being diverted unto Route 254, Avenue of the Giants. It is unknown when the highway will reopen.” California Highway ...
HUMBOLDT –The Board of Supervisors and those involved in the cannabis industry are questioning why the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau isn't promoting cannabis-related tourism. Lack of effort to capitalize on the county's reputation for quality cannabis was noted after a presentation ...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA. – They're Spelling Bee Kings and Queens. The Humboldt County Office of Education is recognizing four champions of the 35th annual Humboldt County Spelling Bee, who will now be heading to state. Back in march, 19 regional winners took part in the competition. After seven ...
Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) left discusses a proposal to significantly restrict when police officers can fire their weapons, during a news conference April 3 in Sacramento. McCarty and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) have authored legislation that would change the current ...
FAIRFIELD >> Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) has awarded $1.05 million in grant funds to the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services for construction of permanent supportive housing units for homeless residents and accompanying services. The funding is one of 24 awards, ...
In a phone call, Margaret Kisliuk, a behavioral health administrator with Partnership, said that she had visited Humboldt County several times in her work, and noted a "Bay Area level ... "We certainly know that there are quite a few homeless folks in Humboldt County, and clearly a housing need," she said.

A satellite image of the Honeydew from Planet Labs Inc.'s application to Humboldt County shows several greenhouses within the hills. The county is considering entering into a one-year, $199,500 contract with the San Francisco-based company to provide updated images to help with cannabis industry ...
Happy Dreams Farm owner Dan Egan of Holmes Flat speaks to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors during the board's second discussion of an ordinance that would expand the local cannabis industry. The ordinance is set to go before the board again on May 8. Will Houston — The Times-Standard.
At its March 27 meeting, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted to join a lawsuit filed against pharmaceutical companies and the distributors of opioid medications who are accused of misleading the public about the danger of addiction to opioids. The county joins hundreds of other litigants ...
The app is designed for people to vote for the coolest spots in Humboldt County. When using the app you must physically be in the spot you think is cool, then the GPS will pinpoint your location and tallies your vote. Each vote leaves a green spec on the map. As the location gets more votes the color on the ...
Company owner Rich Welter said the company started out spraying in Humboldt County in the 1970s. From there it expanded into five counties. In the 1980s, it gradually switched over to mosquito spraying eventually covering about 15 percent of the state under the name Mosquito Control of Iowa.
One of the most well-known marijuana counties in the United States might soon be restarting its permitting system for local cannabis growers and other businesses that want to enter the legal market. The board of supervisors in Humboldt County began discussion Monday about whether to reopen the ...
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is set to decide next week whether to join cities, counties, states and tribes from across the nation that are suing pharmaceutical companies for allegedly misleading the public about the addictive nature of opioid medication. Blanck told the Times-Standard on ...
A press release sent out this morning by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Raymond Frank Christie was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty, causing an animal to be cruelly killed, failure to provide proper care to an animal and disposal of a carcass within 150 feet of a state waterway.
Yurok Tribe tribal heritage preservation officer Frankie Myers speaks to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors this morning during the board's discussion of an ordinance that would expand the local cannabis industry. Myers outlined the tribe's concerns about the negative environmental and cultural ...
On February 15, 2018, the Humboldt County, California Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)—Child Welfare Services (CWS) and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office agreed to reform how the county will handle child maltreatment reports. The state Attorney General had investigated the ...
Simply put, there is far too much weed cultivation in Humboldt County's sensitive watersheds. Native fish habitat is getting hammered. The Eel River in particular experiences both summer water diversions completely drying up creeks and a massive labyrinth of private roads and illegal grading sites that ...

I am writing in thanks for the Humboldt County PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). I wasn't aware of the program but was referred through St. Joseph Hospital. After going though a series of medical issues I have been homebound. PACE has allowed me the opportunity to receive ...
Because the Humboldt County Fair Association leases the fairgrounds from the county of Humboldt for a “nominal price,” it is required to report to the supervisors, 1st District Supervisor Rex Bohn said Friday. “They bring us the budget every year to show us that they're being fiscally responsible,” he said.
The Humboldt County Office of Elections is looking for Poll Workers and Election Workers for the upcoming Statewide Direct Primary Election on June 5, 2018. Positions Available. Inspectors (team leaders) Clerks (team members) Rovers (traveling support to poll workers) Election Night Workers (assist with ...
ARCATA., Ca (KIEM)- The week-long 35th annual science fair at Humboldt State University is put on by the Humboldt County Office of Education and the Eureka Rotary Club. These 4th graders through high school students have worked countless hours to showcase their science projects to local ...
For any cannabis aficionado, hearing the words “Humboldt County” can get the goosebumps going. One of the top cannabis producers in the Emerald Triangle—reaching back to the 1960s and 70s—Humboldt is known far and wide as the Napa Valley of weed; the place that produces the best quality ...
Yurok Tribe community members created a youth wrestling league as a way to build community in the face of a suicide crisis that claimed the lives of several young tribe members in 2014-15. No suicides have occurred in the upper reservation communities since these community-led efforts and those by ...
Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal sat with community members during the Humboldt County Budget Roadshow on Monday night in Eureka to discuss what the sheriff's office is doing well and where there's room for improvement. The final event is set for March 22 in Willow Creek. Hunter Cresswell ...
Editor's note: This is the fourth installment of “Healthy in Humboldt,” an ongoing monthly series profiling health challenges in Humboldt County and what's being done to overcome them. While Humboldt County is more often recognized for cannabis, its tobacco and nicotine habits are also topping most ...
Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn was installed as Chair, Tuolumne County Supervisor Randy Hanvelt was installed as First Vice Chair, and Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley was installed as Second Vice Chair. Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams remains an Officer as Immediate Past ...
Around 2 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2018, a sheriff's boating deputy was on routine patrol on Cannibal Island Rd. when he observed a silver BMW without a license plate. The deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and found three occupants, one of which was wanted for robbery. Edward Brinson II, 30, was ...
It's been a tumultuous year in politics since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, and Humboldt County's major political party chairmen have, unsurprisingly, vastly different views on both Trump's first year in office and what the coming year will bring. According to College of the ...
A correctional deputy saw the suspect remove an item from her bra, and acted quickly. 32-year-old Michele Kay Banda was being processed into the jail when Deputy Avila-Perez called in assistance, as the woman was “unwilling to give up suspected contraband.” Banda then tried to swallow the bag of ...
SACRAMENTO, CA. – A familiar face will be acting as a voice for Humboldt among state and national policy-makers. This week, Humboldt County 1st District Supervisor Rex Bohn was appointed Chair of the Rural County Representatives of California. The group, made up of 35 rural county advocates from ...
Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., 25, was convicted in Humboldt County Superior Court of assault with a firearm upon a peace officer with an enhancement of personally using a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, using threats and violence upon an executive officer, negligently discharging a firearm at ...
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA. – The unemployment rate in Humboldt County went up during the holiday season, but is lower than recent years. Data collected for December shows unemployment at 3.6% – up .3% since November, which translates to the loss of about 400 jobs. However, since December ...
The Humboldt County jail will only accept incoming mail on plain or lined white paper starting February 1, after Correctional officers noticed a rise in attempts to sneak drugs into the jail through colored letters. Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Samantha Karges told the Outpost via ...
Has your favorite book seen better days? Do you want to learn some mending basics that will give you the skills to mend books in your personal collection? Are you curious about what book mending involves? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you! The library's book mender ...
GARBERVILLE, CA. – Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Garberville deputies come to the rescue of two young basset hounds. The year old dogs were found at about 11AM on Wednesday. They were left in an alley behind The Blue Room of downtown Garberville, where they were abandoned in a dirty crate ...
Eureka homeless resident Vernon Price (left) holds a sign in front of the Humboldt County Superior Courthouse in Eureka on a drizzly Tuesday morning prior to the county Board of Supervisors meeting. The board voted Tuesday to look into whether it will declare a shelter crisis. Will Houston — The Times- ...
Officer-involved shootings have been traditionally included on the list of homicides counted by the Humboldt County Coroner's Office. By Hunter ... “I would like to take some credit for that, but in reality, we see how these homicide rates are an ebb and flow,” Humboldt County Sheriff's William Honsal said.
Anhthi Ha and Quy Nguyen of Eureka were expecting their daughter to be born on Sunday, but to their surprise baby Amy Nguyen became Humboldt County's New Year's Baby of 2018. Ha held her first child in her arms on Monday afternoon in a bed at St. Joseph Hospital's Childbirth Center in Eureka.
Local historians Susan J.P. O'Hara and Alex Service have written a new book, “Mills of Humboldt County: 1910-1945,” which is part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series. The 128-page book explores Humboldt County's early 20th century lumber industry and the day-to-day realities of life in the ...
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. - According to Humboldt County officials, the Aviation Division of Public works, which oversees the six airports in the county, has been dealing with financial issues for years. County Supervisor Rex Bohn said the Aviation Division has borrowed around $500,000 from the county ...
Dozens lined up on Eureka's F Street this morning, waiting to become the first people in Humboldt County to legally purchase recreational cannabis. ... first in line, having shown up at about 10 a.m. — two hours before Eco, the only state licensed dispensary in Humboldt County, was slated to open its doors.
Anhthi Ha and Quy Nguyen of Eureka were expecting their daughter to be born on Sunday, but to their surprise baby Amy Nguyen became Humboldt County's New Year's Baby of 2018. Ha held her first child in her arms on Monday afternoon in a bed at St. Joseph Hospital's Childbirth Center in Eureka.
The historic epicenter of that industry and of America's pot culture in general is remote Humboldt County — a rugged coastal region 200 miles north of San Francisco. It is here, at the end of twisting mountain roads, nestled in dark redwood forests, that homesteaders have grown marijuana by the truckload ...
Editor's note: The following is a list of the commission, council and board meetings that are scheduled this week around Humboldt County. Arcata City Council. When: First and third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.. Where: City Hall Council Chamber: 736 F St, Arcata. • The council will discuss the ...
We can dream, too. On the last day of an interesting year, here's a few of things we'd like to see here in Humboldt County and beyond in the coming year: • We'd like to see Humboldt County communities come together to work toward the end of homelessness. Not just hiding the homeless, or shooing the ...
Measure Z funding paid for repairs, upgrades and maintenance of roads throughout Humboldt County this year and that work is expected to continue through the New Year. Measure Z funding for county roads will continue and state funding for Senate Bill 1 for streets and highways is expected to start ...
EUREKA, CA. – After nearly a quarter of a century, another Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputy is calling it a career. Deputy Greg Bickel started with the Sheriff's Office 24 years ago, and Friday he welcomed retirement. Bickel played many roles within the department – first as a reserve deputy at the airport, ...
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA. – 700 intersections in Humboldt County need to be improved, and you can weigh in on which are upgraded first. The Department of Public Works is in the process of planning for a massive undertaking, to install hundreds of curb ramps around the county to be in line with the ...
Eureka Ca., (KIEM)- For some, caring for family as they age is a necessity. For others, becoming a senior caregiver is a career choice. Reasons aside, helping elders through daily life is mentally, physically, and emotionally taxing work with a high burn-out rate. “Taking care of yourself, taking respite, makes ...
Humboldt County's unemployment rate continued to drop in November, down from its record-low rate in October, according to California Employment Development Department Labor Market Consultant Randy Weaver on Friday. California's unemployment also dropped to its lowest rate since 1976, ...


 

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